Via Allan Fox: DAZN’s Sergio Mora is picking the underdog Rolando ‘Rolly’ Romero to score a nasty knockout win over ‘regular’ WBA lightweight champion Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis tonight in a gritty bout at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.
Mora sees Rolly as another Ricardo Mayorga, a boxer whose strength and wild style enabled him to defeat WBC welterweight world champion Vernon Forrest in January 2003.
Former WBC 154-lb champ ‘Latin Snake’ Mora likes the size, power, and odd angles at which Rolly (14-0, 12 KOs) delivers his punches. Mora felt that the combination of those things w
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Chris Mannix told DAZN’s: “Gervonta Davis vs kt Rolly Romero grudge matchup and the WBA ‘regular’ title of the Tank will be on” JABS.
“The tank was heavily favored to defeat kt Rolly Romero. Romero talks about a good game, but can he back it up?
“Whenever you have confidence, a big mouth and the strength to go with it, absolutely! I think kt Rolly is in a good position to get the biggest upset in boxing right now,” said Sergio Mora.
“He reminds me of Ricardo Mayorga, to be honest with you, a more polished Mayorga. He was able to beat one of the best talents in the game in a Vernon Forrest head-to-head. He took him down that first time.
“I think Romero is in an important position to do the same. I may be in the minority here, but I pick Rolly Romero by knockout.
“I’m telling you, I love this kid. I love his bravery, his confidence, his strength, his swagger, his advantage in size, length and the way he shows his strength,” Mora said.
Mora picks kt Rolly to win
“Tank will have to go inside to be effective. I like the Rolly Romero with its long lasting outer strength,” said Mora.
“It’s interesting when you compare Rolly to Mayorga because while you’re right, Mayorga has had wins against Vergon Forrest, he’s lost most of his other big fights. That’s why I think this will happen with kt Rolly Romero.
“He has the power to knock out that one punch. We’ve seen that on lower levels, but we haven’t seen it at the Davis Tank level.
“While he has that big punch, he also throws it from wild corners. Wide angles open to shots, and Tank has proven throughout his career that he can punch forwards, he can punch guys with stationary tops, and he can knock down boxers from many different angles.
“Above all, Tank likes to fight taller guys. The reason why Tanks had problems with Isaac Cruz just one match ago was because Cruz was a smaller boxer. Rolly will be there, he will be there to be beaten. I like Tank Davis by mid-round knockout,” Mannix said.
“Listen, yeah, normally I would agree with you, but the one thing that bothers a powerful puncher is another guy who can carry enough power and a guy who’s used to ABC, looking for punches. of ABC.
“They hate a guy who’s swinging punches from DE&F. That’s how you beat a mainstream fighter by being unorthodox. Rolly Romero isn’t an unorthodox boxer, but he delivered those punches.
“When you get used to sticking your head here, and the punches come from here, you don’t know whether to go in or out. That’s how people get caught, and that’s why I like Rolly Romero in this matchup.
“He brings strength and confidence, and I think the right style will be appropriate. It would be a hell of a fight. Mora said.